Psychology services can help adults, adolescents, and children manage issues related to mental health and well-being. They can help with issues such as relationship troubles, work stress, and coping with illness in order to help patients achieve their goals.
At Star Medical, our friendly psychologists can help manage any psychological health concerns that you or your family may be concerned about. We can diagnose and treat a range of mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, stress, and other issues. We take a caring and respectful approach to understanding each person’s needs before making recommendations for evidence-based treatments. If you are interested in seeking psychology services, contact the clinic for more information.
What is a psychologist?
A psychologist is a trained and qualified health professional who specialises in mental health and well-being. Psychology is the study of the mind and human behaviour, which means a psychologist is trained in the study of how people think, feel, and behave. This means they are able to identify and treat mental health concerns, as well as help people improve their self-esteem, stress management, and overall personal development.
Psychologists may assist individuals, couples, groups, or families, including both adults and children. Whether you have specific issues you wish to address or are seeking general guidance and counselling, our qualified clinicians will take a respectful and caring approach to your situation and needs. Therefore, if you wish to discuss, identify, or manage issues related to mental health, psychology services can be of great benefit.
When to see a psychologist
People may have different reasons for seeking psychology services. If you are experiencing mental health issues that are affecting your daily life, or if you are facing difficulties and need support to cope, you may benefit from speaking to a psychologist. A psychologist can provide support, assessments, and guidance in order to help you deal with life troubles or mental issues. He or she will manage your concerns, according to your own situation and needs, such as:
- Low self-esteem
- Work or study stress
- Issues such as anxiety and depression
- Child behavioural issues
- Family or relationship issues
- Grief and loss
- Challenging life events
- Anger problems
By understanding your personal situation and concerns, your psychologist can give you the support and care you need, helping you improve your self-esteem and overall personal growth.
What to expect
Psychology services are tailored to the individual person and the issues they are dealing with. Generally, counselling and psychotherapy are integral to managing the mental well-being and health of patients. The process is patient-centred, which means we aim to provide a comfortable and supportive environment for people to speak openly about the issues they are facing. For many people, this may involve the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health issues. For others who do not have symptoms or concerns about mental illness, counselling can provide support and assistance in improving overall personal development and life satisfaction. This can lead to long-lasting personal growth and a greater understanding of your thoughts, actions, and feelings.
Depending on the needs of the patient, services we can offer include:
- Psychological assessments
- Group and individual counselling
- Child behaviour management
- Psychological therapy
In some cases, patients may require a psychological assessment. This may involve questions about your experiences, feelings, problems, and any symptoms of mental illness that may be present. This assessment will allow us to gain a clearer idea of your situation in order to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. Following this, your psychologist may apply specific strategies to help you deal with the problem or situation you are experiencing. This may include coping strategies, behavioural therapy, family interventions, or other approaches. Book an appointment to find out more about the methods and strategies applied by psychologists, and which treatment methods may benefit you.
Book your psychology services appointment at Star Medical
At Star Medical, we aim to understand the personal situations and troubles of individuals and groups. By providing a supportive environment, we can help people tackle the emotional and mental barriers that may keep them from functioning at their best. Psychological services can help you feel more in control of your life and achieve ongoing self-growth so that you can be the best version of yourself.
If you are thinking about seeing a psychologist, you should always seek a qualified clinician who will be empathetic to your needs, such as our psychologists at Star Medical. Inquire to find out how our services can help you manage difficulties and achieve your personal growth goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?
Both psychologists and psychiatrists are trained medical professionals who can diagnose and treat mental health issues. However, the main difference is that psychiatrists mainly treat patients by prescribing medication, while psychologists mainly provide support through talking and behavioural therapy.
Who can see a psychologist?
Psychology services are not merely for people struggling with serious mental health issues. Sometimes, people may choose to see a psychologist to improve in certain areas of their lives, such as to manage stress, relationships, or work performance. So, whether you have serious mental health concerns or are simply seeking to improve your life in certain areas, psychology services can benefit you.
Are psychology services covered by Medicare?
If you have a referral from a GP, you may be eligible for assistance from Medicare. Your GP will assess whether you are eligible for this Medicare assistance, and if so, you will need to bring your referral with you to your appointment with your psychologist. Also, some private health insurers will offer a partial rebate, but you should contact your provider for more information.
How long is a session with a psychologist?
Most appointments last for around 50 minutes. Contact us for more details on session times.
What can I expect at my first session?
At your first session, we will gather your basic information and discuss the issues that have led you to seek psychology services. This may include a discussion about your family history, relationships, work life, and any past treatments for mental health issues. Using this information, we can work with you to develop a plan that helps you overcome your concerns over time.